- Kilt-making kit
- Unpack the tartan wool pieces from the kilt-making kit. Make sure everything listed on the supplies list is included. If anything is missing, contact the kilt-making kit company before you start or pick the item up from a local fabric store.
- Check the top edge of the pleats to make sure nothing is sticking up. If anything is sticking up, baste across the top edge using the hand-sewing thread and needle.
- Serge around the raw edges of each piece, using the over-lock sewing machine, to prevent fraying. Serge over the basted top edges of the pleated section, too.
- Attach the pleated section to the back yoke using the over-locker. Then join the side seams. Pin the waistband onto the kilt according to the pattern directions; then join the seams on the over-locker. Remove the pins as you serge.
- Attach the trim, using the hand-sewing thread and needle; make a tight, 1/8 inch long back-stitch to create the strongest seam possible.
Note About More Traditional Kilt Making Steps
If you want your kilt to be traditional, hand sew all of the seams using the back-stitch rather than using the over-lock machine for some. Hand sewing will take longer though, so you probably will not be done in a short amount of time.
Kilt and Sporran image (above) courtesy of Jongleur100 and Wikimedia Commons.